Mark Vanderpump, the brother of the reality star, Lisa Vanderpump – the leading star of the Vanderpump Rules series – died at the young age of 59 on the 30th of April. Mark left behind two sons.
The Daily Mail reported the news of his passing and revealed that authorities discovered his body on the 30th of April. Currently, no one knows if his death was accidental or not, but officials assume he died due to a drug overdose.
The star of Vanderpump Rules, Lisa, said to reporters from The Daily Mail that the last time she spoke with him was on the 29th of April, just a day before her brother died.
The owner of SUR Restaurant and Bar wrote in a statement that she was “completely unprepared for this.” Lisa went on to say it is beyond tragic.
Mark was her only sibling, and she’s doing all she can to console his two sons. Lisa asked for the respect and consideration of her family’s privacy at this challenging time.
— Mark Vanderpump (@Markvanderpump) July 23, 2016
Since her brother died, Lisa has curiously been absent from social media; no doubt she is grieving after her brother’s loss. You might remember Mark from his time on the British reality show, Gold Diggers and Proud.
He visited Lisa’s home many times as well and even went on vacations with her. Sources close to the family explained to us, “it’s really a tragic day for Lisa, they were fairly close and got along well. A lot of people didn’t even know that he was struggling with drugs.”
Nevertheless, it’s a sad day for the Vanderpump family, and we send out our good wishes to his friends, family, and fans.